A Beautiful White Laundry Room…goes from Dark Brown to White I recently helped a client revamp her Laundry Room. Her dark brown cabinets were getting her down and she needed a change. White cabinetry was the answer – Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint was the tool. It’s so important to make our more utilitarian spaces look beautiful and fun to be in. Most of us forget that (me included). When a room we … Continue reading
If you are going to sell your home this season, it’s a great idea to make your home look as beautiful, stylish and organized as possible. If you want to sell your home fast and for more profit, here are some top tips from me… Look at the competing homes in your area to see how you “stack up.” Are the homes that are selling in your area updated? Granite countertops and new cabinets? All … Continue reading
We staged this unfurnished home for a real estate investor that we had worked with before – and the home sold even before there was a public Open House. Here are some of the before pictures. When staging a home for sale, I feel it’s very important to give a potential buyer a glimpse into what his or her life will be like if they buy the house. Giving the home (even very modest … Continue reading
We staged this vacant home in Dix Hills in mid October of this year and it sold before the month was through.
I was so happy to hear from Dan Adams of Real Living Innovations Realty in Wantagh, NY. Dan hired me several times when I was a fairly new home stylist, so I give him credit for helping to jumpstart my business. The first vacant property I staged for him sold in 1 day for list price! This was back when my inventory consisted of a cream love seat, a sofa, 2 faux TVs, some … Continue reading
How to Paint on Fabric to Transform Upholstery I had to give this a try…been reading about it so much on different blogs. I watched Annie Sloan’s YouTube video on the subject, read some other tutorials as well (11 Magnolia Lane ) and I just decided that I would just jump in and see what happens to a loveseat that I had purchased a few years ago that had seen better days. Of course, I … Continue reading
This week I was asked to stage a vacant home in Malverne NY. It’s a lovely Dutch Colonial that has a great, homey feel to it. When I looked at the home for the first time, I jotted down my ideas for which furnishings to bring to make this house feel even more like a home. I usually know pretty quickly – but I knew that I might be missing one or two things that … Continue reading